October 20, 2013 Comments Off on Royal cover up: Police censor Jimmy Savile interview transcript – Royal connections were removed
Royal cover up: Police censor Jimmy Savile interview transcript
PAEDOPHILE Jimmy Savile named the royal family in his bombshell interview with police but any mention of them was removed from the released transcripts.
By Jonathan Corke 20th October 2013
The papers from a 2009 police quiz were released last week following a seven-month battle by the Daily Star Sunday.
But the 26 pages….came with 96 redactions (crossings out).
Today we can reveal the documents had been vetted by Buckingham Palace – and that the serial sex attacker’s royal connections were removed.
One reference Savile made about a cousin of the Queen was included in an internal police report released in January.
But on Tuesday, when Surrey Police published the interview transcripts, there was no mention of her.
Other references to royalty were also seemingly erased – and during our fight to obtain the records, police let slip Buckingham Palace’s involvement.
Tony Smith, the force’s information access manager, made the reference as he explained why it was taking so long to release the documents.
He told us that, as well as going to a senior police chief outside the force, the papers had gone “to Buckingham Palace to consider…because they are mentioned in it”.
There is no mention of Buckingham Palace or anyone from the royal family in the edited scripts.
And Savile – given an OBE by the Queen in 1972, followed by a knighthood in 1990 – was someone who liked to name-drop his royal connections.
The presenter, who died in 2011 aged 84, two years after Surrey’s bungled probe into sex abuse claims, often boasted of his friendship with Prince Charles. He was also a confidant of Princess Diana and claimed to have helped the Duchess of York as her marriage to Prince Andrew fell apart.
Crucially, in his 1974 autobiography Savile boasted of his friendship with the same cousin of the Queen he mentioned in the 2009 police interview….